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Elite I
Krypto
Posts: 6,657
Registered: ‎01-14-2009
My Device: BlackBerry Z10
My Carrier: Telus

Re: Featured app messages

Reply from user raino on CrackBerry:

"I finally caught an offender. I got an ad for "Advanced RAM Optimizer" from AppsForBB.com. I went to app management, and noticed the World Clock app by the same dev did have internet and wi-fi permissions set to allow. I locked them down, and sure enough, when I click on the ad, I get an app permissions prompt.

Lesson learnt: be VERY strict with your app permissions, and set them as soon as you download an app."

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DaFox
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎06-09-2012
My Device: Torch 9850

Re: Featured app messages

I got the same spam as raino, except I do not have any apps from AppsForBB.com. Sense then, I have deleted both apps I had from Motek Americas Inc, which was one of the two app companies I had in common with Glaedr. I'll see if I still get spammed.
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DaFox
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎06-09-2012
My Device: Torch 9850

Re: Featured app messages

Motek Americas Inc, was the offending app. No more spam sense deleting their apps.
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vnsword
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎08-19-2012
My Device: Bold 9900
My Carrier: Orange

Re: Featured app messages

I've got the same annoying Featured App message. And in my case it's likely Oswald Designs is responsible for it, with its free Email Blocker I had installed and now uninstalled.

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CrymDawg1
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎08-30-2012
My Device: Curve 9330
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: Featured app messages

I had the same problem. Once I deleted my last "free' app the problem went away. "Free" app wasan SMS to email converter. Got sucked in then Demo time expired and had to pay. Don't remember who the company was though.
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BGIBound
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎10-20-2011
My Device: Bold 9900
My Carrier: Singtel

Re: Featured app messages

Be very careful with Oswald designs. Not only is their app generating spam popups on my BB, they definitely lifted my email account addresses and I'm now getting tons of Russian spam via email onaccounts email accounts which were secure previously. They may have evelifted my phone book addresses.

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Shutterbug483
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎01-30-2013
My Device: Bold 9780
My Carrier: T-Mobile

Re: Featured app messages

I have been getting messages to purchase "Silent Camera" which I know is by Oswald Designs.  At times it shows up as a pop up.  Two days ago it showed up in my email in box but when I click on it, it doesn't open.  When I delete it, the star icon stays at the top of my screen.  I've done a battery pull but the email shows up again at start up.  I can not get rid of this thing.  Can anyone help?

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Smiling
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎07-11-2011
My Device: Blackberry curve8520
My Carrier: Lime

Re: Featured app messages

Worked for me thanks
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stevesouthmayd
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎07-12-2013
My Device: Bold
My Carrier: Telus

Re: Featured app messages

Had two apps from Oswald: Email Blocker (free version didn't work and paid version would never load) and Jelly Bean. When I deleted both it has looked after the problem noted in this thread. 

 

Good luck. 

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SeanMac
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎11-30-2013
My Device: 9780
My Carrier: Ruggers

Re: Featured app messages

I recently purchased an Application from this company and they keep spamming me to buy more.

 


They are not returning my emails.  I will probably remove their application and take a hit on the purchase price.  I am very unhappy about getting spammed after purchasing an item.  I expect it for free applications.

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